Tax and Customs Law

DEQ’s team has recognised experience in the provision of tax and customs law advice to entities and high net-worth individuals. We offer objective, creative and realistic solutions, both in tax planning and litigation, as well as in structuring international agreements involving tax laws in different jurisdictions. Among others, we note the following matters:

Reduction of tax effects involved in the manufacturing process of a communications multinational
Advising a communications company on the minimisation of taxes for the manufacturing of equipment in Brazil, and advising in relation to the company’s participation in international public tenders.
Structuring Brazilian operations for global retail group
Structuring a new operation in Brazil for one of the largest retail groups in the world; advising in relation to its international structure and on customs valuation for the maximum tax efficiency of operations.

Cloud licensing and services
Structuring contracts for the reduction of tax burdens for cloud computing operations involving Brazilian clients.
Restructuring of investment fund
Advising a Brazilian investment fund on the restructuring of a segregated portfolio company based in the Cayman Islands, including a structure containing limited liability companies in the State of Delaware (USA).

Prevention plan regarding e-invoicing issues for global IT group
Structuring and preparing a prevention plan for the identification and analysis of potential errors in the issuance of electronic tax invoices aimed at minimising the risks of potential sanctions.
Restructuring a Dutch group in the food sector
Advising on corporate restructuring for the reduction of taxes payable in remuneration programs of high-level executives of a Dutch group. The work encompassed analysing structures in Brazil, Holland, and Curaçao, and the establishment of trusts in other jurisdictions.